Date: 27 February 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Venue: Am Planetarium 7, seminar room
David Feest: A Question of Trust. The Baltic German Banker Klaus Scheel an the Estonian Republic, 1918-1939
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Workshop: Stepping Back in Time. Living History and other Performative Approaches to History in East-Central and Southeastern Europe
Date: February 23–24, 2017
Location: German Historical Institute Warsaw
While research into the phenomena of living history has spread beyond the English-speaking world to include Western and Central Europe, it is still in its infancy in East-Central and Southeastern Europe. The workshop takes this as its starting point, inquiring into the specific forms of living history in this region. The workshop is organised in cooperation with the German Historical Institute Warsaw.
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NEW PUBLICATION: The Waffen-SS - A European History
Edited by Jochen Böhler and Robert Gerwarth
Oxford University Press, 2016
400 Pages, 20 black and white images
This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought — either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures — for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies by other scholars — many of them included in this volume — The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western Europe) who served under the SS flag.
Please find more information in our section Publications.
New Publication: Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert, Bd. 6
Geschichtskultur im Strukturwandel Öffentliche Geschichte in Katowice nach 1989
[Historical Culture in Times of Structural Change: Official Histories in Katowice post 1989]
München, De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg Verlag
437 pages, 49 images (b/w), hardback
Price: 49,95 €
This dissertation has been awarded the Wissenschaftlicher Förderpreis des Botschafters der Republik Polen 2015.
The traditional industrial and mining metropolis of Katowice is being transformed into center of culture and technology. The study discusses this forward-looking transformation, examining how it was reconciled with historical tradition. What kinds of historical narrative arise in times of rapid change? How is historical meaning constructed and what are the functions of official history during times of structural change?
Please find more information in our section Monography series of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.
European Commission funds research network with 300.000 €
A transnational application of history? A Jean Monnet network is researching what it requires
Many societal factors determine how history unfolds and is processed. In addition to professional historians at universities, extracurricular learning centres, memorial sites, museums and non-governmental organisations also contribute to establishing historical meaning. Over the next three years the international team constituting the Jean Monnet Network for Applied Contemporary European History of the Historical Institute at Friedrich Schiller University Jena will pursue these questions through the creation and exchange of knowledge at and between universities and extracurricular institutions. Historians and practitioners of history from Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Poland and Serbia are working together and combining the approaches of historiography, political science, sociology, social and cultural anthropology as well as that of general cultural studies.
The network is one of the Jean Monnet measures funded by the European Commission. The goal of these measures is to build knowledge about the process of European integration and its prerequisites. The Jena project was granted the maximum funding of 300,000 euros. It is the first network from the field of historiography to be funded by the Jean Monnet programme.
Project implementation at the Imre Kertész Kolleg: Juliane Tomann
Project duration: 2016 to 2019
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